Product Documentation

IPv6

Apr 22, 2013

This release supports pure IPv4, pure IPv6, and dual-stack deployments that use overlapping IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

IPv6 communications are controlled with two Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) connection-related Citrix policy settings:
  • A primary setting that enforces the use of IPv6: Only use IPv6 Controller registration.
  • A dependent setting that defines an IPv6 netmask: Controller registration IPv6 netmask.

When the Only use IPv6 Controller registration policy setting is enabled, VDAs register with a Delivery Controller for incoming connections using an IPv6 address.

Dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 deployment

The following figure illustrates a dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 deployment. In this scenario, a worker is a VDA installed on a hypervisor or on a physical system, and is used primarily to enable connections for applications and desktops. Components that support dual IPv6 and IPv4 are running on operating systems that use tunneling or dual protocol software.

These Citrix products, components, and features support only IPv4:
  • Publishing App-V
  • Provisioning Services
  • XenServer Version 6.x
  • VDAs not controlled by the Only use IPv6 Controller registration policy setting
  • Earlier versions of XenApp, XenDesktop, and EdgeSight
In this deployment:
  • If a team frequently uses an IPv6 network and the administrator wants them to use IPv6 traffic, the administrator will publish IPv6 desktops and applications for those users based on a worker image or Organizational Unit (OU) that has the primary IPv6 policy setting turned on (that is, Only use IPv6 Controller registration is enabled).
  • If a team frequently uses an IPv4 network, the administrator will publish IPv4 desktops and applications for those users based on a worker image or OU that has the primary IPv6 policy setting turned off (that is, Only use IPv6 Controller registration is disabled), which is the default.

Pure IPv6 deployment

The following figure illustrates a pure IPv6 deployment. In this scenario:
  • The components are running on operating systems configured to support an IPv6 network.
  • The primary Citrix policy setting (Only use IPv6 Controller registration) is enabled for all VDAs; they must register with the Controller using an IPv6 address.